Floorhand (Former Employee) – Brooks, AB – 16 September 2017
Great atmosphere with colleagues at same level as me and above. Not very much job security as it was involved in the oilfield. Typical day involved rigging up, killing oil well/ gas well, removing pipe from well then abandoning said well. Very high pace no room for error. Hardest part of job would be tailing out pipe on the pipe trailer. Most enjoyment from job was the people I worked with. Very fun and accepting group of people.
Very hard but rewarding work. Enjoyed learning new things and being self sufficient. Great team enviroment. Always nice to work out doors.
Roughneck (Former Employee) – Swift Current, SK – 28 September 2016
I enjoyed the hard work and the sense of acomplishment i would feel at the end of every work day. The days were long and hard but very rewarding. I was paued well and treated even better by managment and my co workers. I only wish there was more job security but i understand its an industry job and i understand sometimes there are layoffs.
Derrick Hand (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 21 March 2015
Worked in all weather, started at 7 in the morning but usually left the hotel before 6, long hours but enjoyable with a good crew, The hardest part of the job was knowing what day of the week or month it was being that our work schedule was 21-3.
Operator/ Derrick Hand (Former Employee) – Estevan, SK – 15 November 2014
At Precision Well Servicing, the days are long and the work is hard. You are battling the weather and physical exhaustion. We are constantly working in a team environment. Good communication and the ability to deal with personalities makes or breaks a crew. Becoming part of the team and working effectively helps with the long days. When I ran crews no one did all of the work. The goal was to keep every worker as close to "fresh" as possible. This helped prevent injuries and lower the amount of fatigue a person felt.
Great pay and benefits, management varies between crews, but hard to have a life and work this job.
floorhand (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – 8 January 2013
Great pay for an entry position, however some crews were poorly managed while others were not. You worked hard, you were respected you slacked off you got greif. However they need to take a little more time to teach their green hands how to do things correctly, instead of yelling and making them nervous, anxious, and discouraged. It was a great company for safety, majority of the crews did their part to make sure they did there safety meetingsHowever if you like physically demanding work this is the job for you. It can be long hours but the pay is great. If you land on a bad crew don't hessitate to call the office and request a transfer they are very accomodating for issues such as this. The hardest part of the job is the go-go fast paced enviroment. Everything is supposed to be done 30 seconds before you started it. Some of my coworkers were extremely friendly, some were not. But as with any work place you learn to deal with it. I learned alot on this job how to work hard even if you think you know what hard work is, you probably don't trust me rigg work is a whole new level. There is alot of tools I never knew existed till I worked ona rig. The most enjoyable part of this job to me was deffinitly the money.